200g/7¼oz basmati rice

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp garlic infused oil

2 tsp fresh root ginger, grated

6 chicken breast fillets or 2 chicken breasts, thinly sliced into strips

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp ground coriander

½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp ground turmeric

generous pinch freshly grated nutmeg

¾ cup plain lactose free yogurt

2 tsp caster sugar

Serves - 4


Wash the rice in several changes of water until the water runs clear, then leave to soak in tepid water with the salt for 30 minutes.

Drain the rice and place in a pan with enough cold water to come about 2cm/¾inch above the top of the rice.

Bring the water to the boil, then reduce the heat to as low as possible, cover and cook for about ten minutes, or until 'holes' begin to appear on the top of the rice and all the water has been absorbed.

Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the ginger and fry for a couple of minutes Remove a tablespoonful and set aside for garnishing. Add the chicken and stir fry for four minutes.

Add the spices and stir for one minute, then stir in the lactose free yogurt and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Add the sugar and part-cooked rice.

Cover the pan with a clean tea towel and cover with a lid (this will hold in all the steam). Place over a very low heat and cook for ten minutes. Remove from the heat and leave to rest for five minutes.

Recipe adapted from: Good Food
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